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Donald Trump and Affordable Care

Posted by Tim Teague on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 03:37 PM

Donald Trump and Affordable Care Act

 

As Donald Trump moves closer to becoming the Republican’s presidential candidate in the general election, there are new ramblings of what he would do to Obamacare if elected. Many arguments have been made against the continuance of this growing governmental entity, but odds are the ACA has already “left the station”, never to be diminished or ended. The last battles are likely to be held in state legislatures where expansion of Medicaid and State sponsored exchanges are still in flux. A particularly interesting outcome will be the Commonwealth of Kentucky where a recently elected Republican governor has vowed to dismantle and discontinue a well-entrenched statewide exchange that had been operating for years.

 

If history is to be repeated, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, and massive changes to its structure are very doubtful. Let’s take a quick look at what was said in the 60’s when Medicare, a similarly tagged national health plan was proposed.

 

Ronald Reagan: “[I]f you don’t [stop Medicare] and I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.” [1961]

George H.W. Bush: Described Medicare in 1964 as “socialized medicine.” [1964]

Barry Goldwater: “Having given our pensioners their medical care in kind, why not food baskets, why not public housing accommodations, why not vacation resorts, why not a ration of cigarettes for those who smoke and of beer for those who drink.” [1964]

Bob Dole: In 1996, while running for the Presidency, Dole openly bragged that he was one of 12 House members who voted against creating Medicare in 1965. “I was there, fighting the fight, voting against Medicare . . . because we knew it wouldn’t work in 1965.” [1965]

 

If these arguments sound familiar, so will the likely outcome of the more recent protests against the ACA. In a period when both major parties are struggling to figure out who their constituencies really are, odds are the Affordable Care Act will just keep lumbering along.

 

Good news for those seeing increased healthcare dollars expanding their business, but not necessarily for those desiring less government intervention.

What are you writing about today?

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, health

Float Pools- Are they working the way you expect?

Posted by Tim Teague on Fri, Dec 11, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

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If your float pool or staffing bank is not providing the results you need, you are not alone. One of the great challenges in the acute care setting is the ability to meet the challenge of daily staffing expectations. Two of the major drivers in this challenge can be the random “call-offs” in an already short-staffed cost center, coupled with a census that is becoming more and more volatile.

From a budgetary perspective, what I call “just-in-time” decisions for staffing don’t seem too onerous on that day, but as days turn to weeks, and weeks to months, these daily “quick fixes” can grow out of control.

Just as I tell my kids to scrape the last bit of peanut butter from the jar before throwing it away, too many staffing departments are “buying” new jars before they have truly utilized what is available.

The solution to maximizing a float pool is most often a technical solution. There are a few basic questions that can determine if the float pool is really being maximized.

During the development of the pool, were all affiliated offices, facilities, and units informed of the intent?

  • Are there any “crossover” competencies from participants that might be of use? (Maybe an L&D nurse has had come ED experience.)
  • Is there a true “search and find” function that quickly uncovers all possible matches that include-
    1. Availability (granular down to the hours available)
    2. Matching competencies
    3. Current credentials
    4. Location (within established distances)
    5. Prior experience and amount of time worked (if any) in the requesting unit.
  • Is there a true “interactive” system of delivery and response to needs that incudes text message response to accept or reject?

We find that those facilities that are answering “yes” to these questions are truly “getting every last bit of peanut butter” from the jar and are maximizing available resources while minimizing cost.

Tags: Healthcare, medical staffing, VMS, hospital float pool,, staffing

Healthcare Staffing a Great Place to Be

Posted by Tim Teague on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

The growth or contraction of the healthcare staffing industry has typically followed the direction of the economy.13 Since hospital census typically takes a dive when unemployment spikes, the need for additional labor softens.

However, the recent rulings by the Supreme Court that essentially left the Affordable Care Act intact and will provide a buffer for such economic downturns. The government subsidized insurance plans will continue to generate revenue for hospitals despite dips in the economy.

A quick look at the macro picture of Affordable Care Act outcomes can be seen in the adjusted revenue projections of insurance giant United Health Group UNH and HCA Holdings HCA. HCA increased its revenue projections for 2015 by nearly a billion dollars, and United Health increased its outlook by $2 billion dollars.

Considering these adjustments came prior to the most recent ruling by the Supreme Court that effectively cleared the way for state expansion of Medicaid, these numbers are likely to rise.

It is likely that the continued subsidization of insurance would be politically untouchable in the years to come. Whether friend or foe of the legislation, it portends positively for the healthcare staffing industry.

Tags: Healthcare, medical staffing, ACA

BlueSky's Global Cash Card Integration

Posted by Doug Word on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

GCCThese are exciting times here at BlueSky. At this year's Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago we will unveil a long-awaited feature: an integration with Global Cash Card! Be sure to stop by and visit us in Booth No. 101 for a live demo! We are thrilled to share this seamless enhancement with our loyal customers.

What is Global Cash Card?
Global Cash Card is a paycard program designed to make payroll and invoicing much more convenient for your company and employees. It essentially takes the place of a paper check.

Global Cash Card is ideal for daily pay, because it loads funds electronically onto the card, effectively bypassing paperwork and paper checks as well as their costs. It also works great for travel assignments, because the caregiver will no longer have to visit his or her branch office to pick up a check.

Find out more here: GlobalCashCard.com.

How will it work?
The employee will have his or her compensation loaded onto a paycard, which looks like a standard credit, debit or gift card. Equipped with top-notch security, the card funds are FDIC insured and 100 percent paperless. The card will get funded after you run payroll, and the caregiver's net pay will load.

When will it be ready?
BlueSky will unveil this feature at the 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago. If you haven't signed up yet be sure to do so here. You don't want to miss this!

Ready to experience positive change with BlueSky Medical Staffing Software? Our goal is to save you time and money by housing all of your credentialing, scheduling and caregiver documentation in one easy-to-access location. You can count on our experts to provide answers to all of your burning questions. Call us at 615-349-1985 to schedule a demo, or email us at support@bluesky.com.

Tags: Healthcare, Global Cash Card, BlueSky MSS, Healthcare Staffing, Medical Staffing Software

The Brave New World of Healthcare Staffing

Posted by Doug Word on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

describe the imageEntering the unique world of healthcare staffing is challenging at best and overwhelming at worst, but it can also prove very rewarding. In its simplest form, the industry involves matching a qualified, credentialed nurse to a unit within a hospital, but there is so much more that goes into making that happen. One thing is for sure: it is not for the faint of heart.

My perspective as a new employee with BlueSky might differ from the experiences of others as they enter the medical staffing industry from the agency side. However, for me, there were several items that took time to wrap my mind around. In retrospect, following the steps below can make a big difference:

1. Accept it, the terminology is daunting. From per diem and travel nursing to locum tenens staffing, the verbiage of the industry takes time to learn if familiarity is lacking. Don't fret if you happen upon a word or phrase that you don't immediately comprehend. It will occur early and often. Allow yourself time to Google around for the answers to questions you come across.

2. Ask a lot of questions. When starting from square one like I did, there is no quicker way to gain an understanding of how things work than asking questions of co-workers that have made it this far in the industry. There is a reason they are still standing. Receiving a high-level overview early on is also recommended even if it seems like information overload. Your retention rate might suffer, but things will start to make sense as you go along. Don't be shy: you can only learn by asking.

3. Take good notes. Not only will good note-taking help you retain information, but it also gives you a strong reference point for revisiting topics you had difficulty comprehending the first time around.

4. Try to grasp the big picture. In healthcare staffing it is so easy to get bogged down in the weeds of how each facet of the industry functions. Keeping your mind focused on the big picture is key, however. If the operation of the entire system starts to make sense then the smaller components will come into clearer focus as well.

From a staffing agency's perspective, finding a way to manage all of the information you have to manage will top the priority list. Once you build relationships, establish contracts between facilities and locate caregivers, you will need a one-stop shop out of which to operate and manage your data.

From credentialing to scheduling to licensing and beyond, placing a caregiver into a short- or long-term assignment can prove challenging.

Thankfully, there is an answer with BlueSky Medical Staffing Software.

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Are you scared to try new things for your healthcare staffing agency?

Posted by Jennifer Kardell on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

cartoonnurseelephantTrying new things is always scary whether it is in your personal life or work life. Which is understandable. Trying new things is like stepping in to the uknown, like stepping into a dark alley that you've never been in or jumping into a pool when you've never learned to swim.

Just look at this video of a baby elephant testing out the waters, pun intended.

I'm guessing the thought what does this baby elephant have to do with me and my healthcare staffing agency. Actually you can learn quite a bit from the little pachyderm. Taking a dip into the pool for the first time may have seemed scary but once he faced his fear and dove right in, he found that he loved his new discovery. A love he may not have known had he not tried. So what exactly can we learn in healthcare staffing from him: TRY. Try something new and you may find that you love your new discovery.

Don't be afraid

Don't be afraid to try new things such as:

Social Media

We have said it time and time again. Social media really is for healthcare staffing. If you are not currently on any social media platform as a company or with a personal account give it a shot. I am a firm believer in social media, not because its my job but I love doing it and the opportunities and connections I have made because of it. Another benefit, accounts are free! You can't turn down free promotion, you just have to know how to do it right. One question I often face is, "I don't want people knowing my business all over the internet". I agree, I don't either. No one really does. The cool thing about that is, you control your social media and you are in control of what information you release to the online world. If you don't want it out there, don't post about it. There are also privacy settings you can put into play if you dont want your colleagues' posts that include you to appear on your accounts. Again, YOU are in control of what YOU do. Give it a shot. Play around with it and don't be scared. If you don't try it you will never know what is waiting for you. Just like the elephant in the video, he may not have known how wonderful splashing around in a new pool was until he tried it little by little before diving in completely.

New Staffing Software

If you have a staffing software that doesn't quite "cut-it" when it comes to what you need, check into your options. Don't be afraid to switch, you have to find a match that is best for you. Jumping into a new software with out testing it is scary but at least taking a leap of faith, so request a demo. This is like dipping your feet in the water before taking the plunge. 

For instance, maybe you've been scared to make the switch to BlueSky because its new, or because it may seem like a lot of work to transfer your data over. You won't ever know until you face the first obstacle of trying and testing it out. So request a demo from us! There could be something wonderful for your staffing software waiting for you.

Mobile Apps

Very rarely do you see someone, or even know someone with out a mobile phone these days. Half the time people have their phones attached to them at all times. Which is a wonderful way to stay connected at all times. However, mobile devices are not just for calls and text messaging any more. There are tons of apps available for users on both for Android users and Apple users. There's pretty much an app for about anything you need in life. Apps to help edit photos, apps that keep all your reward card info, apps that help you with your health and nutrition, the saying is true, "There's an app for that."

Here at BlueSky we have our own mobile app that makes life easier for caregivers to view their schedules, submit time and apply for jobs. All this at their finger tips at anytime anywhere. This alone should be enough to help you conquer your fear of using mobile and mobile apps. You can grant more access and make things easier for your caregivers by using our mobile app. Learn more about our app here.

Trust us, your caregivers will be loving the app access just like the elephant is in the above video.

Thinking out side the box

See, you thought I was crazy relating a baby elephant in a pool to healthcare staffing, and you may still think I'm crazy BUT you did learn something new and hopefully smiled at the site of him diving in to the pool. So take a note from the little pachyderm and try something new! Dive in, roll around, find a new discovery and enjoy it! Even I learned something new from this, I learned that thinking out side the box helps you relate healthcare staffing to elephants in a pool. Definitely a new one for me.

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Healthcare Staffing Summit 2013 is quickly approaching - Get Ready!

Posted by Jennifer Kardell on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

2012 Bluesky SummitWe are now about three months away from arriving in Chicago for yet another great time at the healthcare staffing summit. Three months may seem like a long time but it will come faster than you think and its time to start preparing if you haven't already.

What is the Healthcare Staffing Summit?

The Healthcare Staffing Summit is an annual event held in a different city every year. Last year we spent time at the Aria hotel in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This year we will be in the windy city, Chicago, IL! This event brings together CEOs, owners and top level execs to share insights, strategies and draw interest to healthcare staffing industry. Topics include travel nursing, per diem nursing, locum tenens, allied medical, finance and general operations techniques for your organization.

If you want to take your healthcare staffing organization to the next level then you need to make plans to be in Chicago October 23-25!

Who typically attends?

There is a wide range of the type of attendees. A majority of attendees are CEOs and owners, but the largest group are company VPs and above.

You can also check out a list of sponsors and exhibitors here.

What information is provided at the summit?

Attendees will gain access to information on best practices, proprietary information, and networking. For a more in-depth look, view the summit agenda.

How do I begin the process of attending?

Start off by Registering! However, if you are still on the fence on whether or not you should attend (This really shouldn't be a question), then you can attend the online webinar being hosted by the Staffing Industry Analysts on September 17. Staffing Industry Analysts own Sr VP of Marketing and Interactive Services, Hinda Chalew, will lead the webinar. This will be a great opportunity for you to get a taste of the Staffing Summit and will last approximately 30 minutes.

I've registered, now what?

Make sure you have booked your registrations at the Fairmont Hotel. Once travel arrangements have been made start thinking about your booth preparations or if you are a newbie just coming to check it out, start preparing yourself and the staff attending with you for one of the best events you could attend this year! You will be given a lot of information throughout a course of 3-days and you will also be able to network. This is a chance for you to learn from the best in the business - take full advantage of the opportunity being presented.

Learn from the past

We had a wonderful time in Las Vegas last year and are looking forward to seeing what Chicago has to offer for us this year. We are also excited to see familiar faces as well as new faces so be sure to come find us!

To get an idea of what to expect this year, we would like to give you a taste of what we were a part of last year.

Round Table Discussions: This was a top highlight of our time at the Summit. As a part of the round table discussion that we took part in we offered "Six easy steps to becoming a vendor management system". Is it really that easy, only 6 steps? Well, see for yourself!

What did we take away from the Summit? Attending this event is a highlight for our organization and we know the information provided is best for us to grow and serve our clients better. We also made connections with new faces and connected with familiar faces.

Do's and Don'ts: Whether you are a rookie or a veteran, you can never have too much information to help get the most out of your experience. This may not be our first appearance at the summit but we can still learn from the past and learn from others' experiences on how to get the most out of our time. Afterall this is a company investment, you don't want to miss anything!

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Healthcare staffing industry professionals: Do you take your health seriously?

Posted by Jennifer Kardell on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

doctor medical malpracticeWhen you think of the word "health", think about what that word means. Eating right? Excercising? The medical definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is as follows:

"The condition of an organism or one of its parts in which it performs its vital functions normally or properly : the state of being sound in body or mind; especially : freedom from physical disease and pain"

"Freedom from physical disease and pain" is the key point in that. What if you go throughout your day, week, or your life really and you don't feel any physical pain does this mean you are healthy? Not necessarily. Sometimes, your body may be experiencing a health issue but it doesn't cause you any pain until it is too late.

Get Serious About Your Health

Eating right and excercise are key components of a healthy lifestyle, yes, but also educating yourself to take proper precautions is also important. As you know, the brain is like the control center of your body. Your brain tells every part of your body how and when to do their job to keep you functioning. The brain is also connected to your spine/spinal cord which serves not only as a pathway for impulses for nerves but also as a center for carrying out reflex actions. Since the nervous system relies on the spinal cord to determine what impulse(s) to send next it is vital to keep your spine in its most optimum condition.

If the spine is not in the correct alignment, then nerves can be pinched, stressed, or have pressure on them preventing them from sending correct information, or sending it slower than it should. A person may not be able to physically feel the tension that is in place until it is too late, when the nerve is being completley cut off.

It is important to keep yourself healthy and with the spine as the main control center for all of your nerves and functionality of your body, where do you think it might be best to start with your health? Of course, your spine! A chiropractor can take the appropriate x-rays and thermal scans that will help keep your spine in alignment to aleviate tension that may be on certain nerves.

Get Smart, Get Healthy

Of course, visiting a chiropractor will help but it may not be a solution to your problem. It will all depend on the person and how much damage is being done. However, it is probably one of the best places to start in keeping yourself healthy.

When something is wrong our bodies, usually the first thought is to visit the family doctor. However, how often do you visit a doctor and your in the office for 5 minutes, sent off with a prescription (that the doctor may be unsure if it really will work), and then told to come back if you're still feeling ill after a certain period of time for them to either try something else or refer you to a specialist? It can be frustrating paying for numerous doctor bills and for a specialist when you could've had treatment sooner rather than later had you not had to jump through hoops to find out what was really wrong.

Leading Causes: Can You Guess The Leading Causes of Death?

If someone were to ask you what the leading cause of death in the United States was, what would you guess? Cancer? Heart Disease? Obesity? While all of those are good guesses, one of the leading causes of death in the United States is Iatrogenic causes, aka malpractice. Not only is it bad enough to have nurses stealing drugs, but to have our doctors and physicians not doing their jobs properly.

Iatrogenic causes may be something new to some, and if it is new don't be surprised. We live in a country that has wonderful doctors and access to wonderful technology that is changing the game in healthcare. Why would you think that malpractice could be a leading cause? Having access to the "best-of-the-best" doctors and machines is a wonderful opportunity but what good does it serve if the job is not being handled correctly.

Where does healthcare staffing come in to play?

It is important as healthcare staffing providers that we stay on top of our "staffing game" to ensure that hospitals and clinics have the best nurses, doctors, physicians and caregivers are entering the facilities ready to do their job at the highest and best level. Credentialing and verifying information is vital in doing so. Keeping up with the credentials and verifying is even more important.

Take control

Staying healthy is a team effort, with yourself and your caregivers, but starts individually. Educate yourself on your health and healthcare options. Be sure to eat right and excercise. You can't put a price on being healthy.

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What should the healthcare staffing industry expect from the ACA?

Posted by Doug Word on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

healthcare newsThe Obama administration announced earlier this month that it will allow businesses an extra year to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The law was originally slated to kick in Jan. 1, 2014 but the date for compliance has now been pushed back to Jan. 1, 2015. It will then mandate employers with 50 or more employees to offer minimum-value insurance and cover 95 percent of those workers through so-called employer shared responsibility requirements.

What should healthcare staffing agencies expect from this adjustment and from the ACA itself?

The announcement gives employers time to study whether or not complying with this facet of the law is in their best interest and plan accordingly. They will still have the option to “play,” meaning comply, or “pay” the government-mandated fine for non-compliance when the time comes.

The delay will benefit larger organizations that were prepared to remain well above the 50-employee threshold. Reporting requirements to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can now get pushed back a year for employers, insurers and other reporting entities without fear of penalty.

The reason behind the administration’s announcement to allow employers an extra year to prepare for implementation centered on the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively,” according to the Department of the Treasury.

Treasury also put forth two goals: (1) simplification of the new reporting requirements consistent with the law, and (2) adaptation of the health coverage and reporting systems.

Industry analysts have differing views on the influence of the act itself.

Justin Junkel, vice president of finance and analytics at Pinnacle anticipates four major developments as a result of the health care law:

  1. Companies will transition lower-skilled workers to shifts of less than 30 hours per week.
  2. Staffing firms will increase markups or bill rates to offset the costs of providing healthcare coverage and the associated administrative expenses.
  3. Health plans will adjust their costs to fall closer to the ACA minimums.
  4. The overall cost of healthcare coverage will rise over time, as companies make process changes to comply with ACA requirements.

Junkel also noted, “The ACA will result in cost increases for staffing firms, due to the requirement of providing healthcare coverage to previously uncovered employees or paying the taxes associated with not providing affordable coverage.”

Jeanne Knutzen, founder and CEO of the PACE Staffing Network, said:

“We are anticipating that the costs to become fully compliant with the law will require most staffing companies to ask for a two-to-four percent increase in client bill rates, just to break even; anywhere from 16 to 35 cents per hour.”

The ACA could help the temporary staffing industry in this way: some companies will want to remain below the 50-employee marker and turn to agencies with temporary and part-time labor.

Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News said, “By requiring employer coverage only for those who put in at least 30 hours a week, the act appears to create an incentive for companies to do less with permanent workers and more with part-timers, which are the main focus of staffing agencies.”

Another workaround for the industry could be a regulation the IRS created last year known as the "look-back/stability period safe harbor method.” It essentially gives employers of “variable hour” labor, like staffing agencies, 12 months to determine whether or not an employee is a temporary worker or full-time worker deserving of health care benefits.

Bernard Wolfson of MEDCITY News noted, “The Affordable Care Act probably presents the biggest challenges to employers in industries that use a lot of part-time and seasonal workers. Their hours can vary dramatically from week to week or month to month, making it difficult to calculate who is eligible for benefits and who is not.”

The emerging consensus is the ACA is a complicated law that has the potential to impact companies positively or negatively once it is implemented. Companies that will be influenced now have more time to get out in front of the issues associated with the act, but understanding and implementing a strategic plan for the future is essential.


Tags: healthcare staffing industry, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, healthcare staffing trends, Staffing Industry, Affordable Healthcare Act, ACA

A common problem with nurses in healthcare staffing? Know what it is?

Posted by Jennifer Kardell on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

license revoked crop380wWith any job there are always "it-could-happen-but-its-unlikely" type situations. For example, a recent news story broke about a Tiffany's store employee that stole $1.3 million in jewels from their employer. This something that probably sits in the back of every company owner's mind but never expects to deal with.

However, this is also a common problem within our healthcare staffing industry. A common problem? Sure it may have crossed your mind that someone could be a part of some wrong-doing against their company but you wouldn't think that it would happen with your employer or even within your industry. Especially with all the background checks and security issues that are over looked before someone becomes a nurse, caregiver, practioner, etc.

Recent Cases

There have been quite a few cases recently about nurses who have stolen drugs from their facilities. Think about it, drugs are easily at the hands of the nurses and caregivers who deliver the medications to their patients. Even if you didn't have to think about it, and this thought crossed your mind you have to admit you probably never thought that it was as common as it is. Some recent cases with nurses stealing drugs in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin have appeared in recent news. Of course there are more nurses, more cases and more states in which this is happening but only just a few examples.

What Lies Ahead

In the New Hampshire case the nurse's liscence was suspended for the duration of the trial, she will soon be arraigned for her Class B Felony of possessing a controlled drug, as well as a Class A misdemeanor for abuse of a facility patient.

The Pennsylvania nurse not only stole drugs, but tried to cover her tracks by replacing the patients' medication with a diluted dose. They had plead guilty in court and now face 11-to-23 months of jail time. In addition to surrendering her nurse lisence.

Of course the sentencing and liscence suspension times will all vary due to numerous factors according to the state regulations in which the felony occurs.

Common question: Why?

The risk is far too great to take to most, especially when not only your liscence but your life is at stake by taking the risk. The question of "Why" can't help but cross anyone's mind when it comes to these cases. It could be for distribution to make money, or maybe the act is done because the job proves to be too stressful and the nurses themselves are educated on what the medicine does for their patients that they steal the drugs to eliminate their pain. It could come down to a number of reasons.

The reason why usually results in a crazy resoning but the more important question (and the interesting answer to follow) would be why someone, who spent a lot of their time and money on earning their education to obtain their job, would throw all that away by stealing drugs. Or at least that's one of my first thoughts. Is the potential of jail time and having the lisence you've worked so hard to acheive really worth stealing the drugs, no. Again, just my opinion.

Speak Out: Give us your opinon

What do you think a typical sentence should be for those who steal drugs from their facilities?

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